| Nov 10, 2010
| 5:29 PM
Maryland lawmakers plan to examine the operations of a Baltimore mental health clinic in the wake of an investigation by The Baltimore Sun that revealed high Medicaid billings, and a state regulator said six family members on the nonprofit's board must...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 6:18 PM
Maryland's top health official said Monday that his agency would do all it can to ensure that scarce mental health resources are spent properly after a Baltimore Sun investigation into Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. uncovered the nonprofit clinic's...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 4:03 AM
In 1992, Paula Butturini and her husband, John Tagliabue, moved back to Rome, where they'd met, gotten engaged and were married in the '80s.
Each morning she would walk from their apartment near the Tiber River to Campo dei Fiori, where everyone from the...
| Nov 7, 2010
| 3:59 PM
Second of two parts; read the first part
For much of his adult life he'd been a slave to cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills and alcohol. Twice he had gone through weeks of intensive psychiatric and drug treatment at Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc.,...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 5:07 PM
The state's top health official laid out new oversight measures Thursday aimed at better policing taxpayer-funded drug treatment and mental health providers.
Among the steps Health Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein presented to lawmakers: monitoring the...
| Apr 18, 2011
Mental health professionals have known for years that people who suffer from serious mental illnesses are often more likely to end up in jail than in some form of treatment. That's why a new program in the Baltimore City Circuit Court to divert some...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Community meetings don't usually attract the disinterested or curious. The average person has a busy enough schedule, so such events tend to be packed with vocal opponents of whatever is being proposed.
At least that's the kindest explanation available...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 9:15 AM
Since when does a newspaper, through the power of the pen by liberal and biased editorial writers, have the gall to chastise law abiding and productive citizens for expressing their freedom of speech? ("Discrimination in Ruxton," April 25.) To insult...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 10:50 AM
Sheppard Pratt's announcement of plans to purchase a residence in Ruxton, near our flagship campus in Towson, has provoked an uproar from a segment of homeowners in this neighborhood. The residence, which will be licensed as a group home, is designed as a...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 11:08 AM
While I didn't choose to move to my Baltimore neighborhood because there was a group home for adults with mental illness nearby, it helped to "seal the deal." My daughter was being treated for mental illness, and I found some solace in the presence of...
| May 3, 2011
| 4:30 AM
I agree with Dr. Steven Sharfstein when he wrote, "We are all in this together" ("A teachable moment in Ruxton," April 27). It behooves us all not to forget it.
What is happening in Ruxton reminds me of what happened in 1983 in Baltimore County when I...
| May 11, 2011
| 4:30 AM
I have been a member of the board of a mental health organization that for many years has provided neighborhood housing for people who suffer from mental illness. Many people with mental illness live and work in their communities. Only people who are in...